When you defend someone, you guard or protect them to keep them safe from harm.
When you offend someone, you do or say something that makes them upset or angry.
One who or that which defends or protects by warding off harmA screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open fire from escaping to the floor.Anything serving as a cushion to lessen the shock when a vessel comes in contact with another vessel or a wharf.A screen to protect a carriage from mud thrown off the wheels: also, a splashboard.Anything set up to protect an exposed angle, as of a house, from damage by carriage wheels.
the leading of an attack to stop another attack
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law
One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator.
The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.
Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.
That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.
The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.
To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
not able to be supported or defended
Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness, annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer, appearance.
One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer.
The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive.
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